Titanium is used in the current collection for the Seebataillon GMT and Lunova Tag/Datum. With the same amount of material, titanium is around 40 percent lighter than stainless steel. Nevertheless, it is very hard, highly resilient and, above all, resistant to seawater, as it does not oxidize on contact with liquids. These properties were particularly important in the development of the Seebataillon GMT. After all, the mission watch had to be very robust and still offer a high level of wearer comfort.
Another advantage of titanium is its anti-allergic properties. For people who value a nickel-free watch case, cases made of titanium and its alloys are an excellent alternative. For one thing, they are completely free of nickel – for another, titanium surfaces have a protective oxide layer that does not allow any reaction with the skin.
Up to now, titanium has had to put up with one small point of criticism with regard to its appearance for elegant timepieces – apart from the very elaborate processing of the robust material. The metal tends to have a dark, matte-gray color, which was very well suited to rugged watches – but not suitable for the elegant “Sunday watch.